LA: Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or a drama, drawing on specific details in the text.
LA: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade level topic or subject area.
LA: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade level topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
SS: Explore and describe similarities and differences in the ways groups, societies, and cultures address similar human needs and concerns.
SS: Identify and describe examples of tensions between an individual’s beliefs and government policies and laws.
SS: Give examples of how government does or does not provide for the needs and wants of people, establish order and security, and manage conflict.
VA: Employ organizational structures and analyze what makes them effective or not effective in the communication of ideas.
VA: Know and compare the characteristics of artworks in various eras and cultures.